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Spanish Law and Trade Exams

Posted on 01/21/2024

 Spanish Law and Trade exams

Contractors State License Board (CSLB) issued a notice that they are in the process of translating 10 exams into Spanish.

  • Law and Business
  • B - General Building
  • C-8 Concrete
  • C-9 Drywall
  • C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering
  • C-27 Landscaping
  • C-33 Painting
  • C-36 Plumbing
  • C-39 Roofing
  • C-54 Ceramic Tile and Mosaic

The CSLB has begun publishing Spanish-language versions of examination Study Guides. 18 of these guides are currently available ...Read More

New B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement Classification

Posted on 07/04/2021

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has created B-2 Classification for Residential Remodelers who do not have the Structural Framing experience required for General Building Contractor (B) license. A CSLB video describing the B-2 Classification was released on Facebook and Youtube:

You can see the Contractors State License Board Facebook video here, and you can you can see the Contractors State License Board YouTube video here.

The CSLB is currently accepting applications for the B-2 Classification as of June 1st 2021. The first exam date for the B-2 will be August 1st, 2021.

The B-2 is similar to the B Classification ...Read More

What's new with CA Contractors License courses

Posted on 08/01/2018

We are happy to announce important changes to our California Contractors License Online Practice Exam system. As of May all students will experience New and Improved Online Exam System. In addition to a new study mode, the new system features an entirely new engine to keep up with online changes and is optimized for use with mobile devices. Following are the features of the new online system: 

1. Optimized for mobile phones / devices.

Yes, it will work with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android, etc.

2. An updated framework/engine to take advantage of new web technologies.

What does this mean? As web technology improves, ...Read More

New Contractors Law and Business Course

Posted on 12/17/2017

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Our Law and Business Course has been completely updated and revised!

The new course features:

  • Updated look and Format
  • All laws and regulations updated for the current Law Exam
  • Expanded from 4 to 6 chapters
  • New Chapter on Private and Public Works contracts
  • New chapter on Operations Management, including a step-by-step walkthrough of the Estimating and Bidding process
  • Simplified language and explanations throughout the course

The new course Manual includes:

Updated CA Contractors License Courses

Posted on 10/22/2017

 Revised Manual and Tests for C-34 Trade Course

We are happy to announce a newly revised edition of the Pipeline Contractor C-34 Trade course Manual and Practice Exams.

The new manual includes:

  • A new  Layout 
  • Updated graphics
  • New sections covering Pipe, Welding, Concrete, Trenchless Technology, and Manhole construction
  • Expanded and updated sections on Plumbing Code requirements, Caltrans Standard Specifications, and Excavation

The lectures for this course remain unchanged. Students should still listen to or watch the Math Review Lecture that covers pages 3 - 8 of the course ...Read More

Updated Contractors Trade Courses

Posted on 10/22/2017

  We are happy to announce newly revised editions for the following Trade Courses:

  • C-31: Construction Zone Traffic Control
  • C-23: Ornamental Metal
  • C-21: Building Moving and Demolition

The new edition of the C-31 Trade Manual includes:

  • Updated Layout
  • Updated Graphics
  • Up-to-date Code and Standards references

Students should still listen or watch the Math Review Lecture that covers pages 3-8 of the Trade Manual.

The new edition of the C-23 Trade Manual includes:

No License Number on Ads, Contracts is a persistent problem

Posted on 10/08/2017

Whether you're advertising your contracting business through online listings, on TV, radio, or print, you must include your license number as part of the ad. There are still a significant number of Licensed Contractors who fail to disclose their license number when promoting themselves through advertising. Disciplinary action can be taken if this law – intended to assure the public that you operate a CSLB-licensed business – is ignored.

The mandatory license number inclusion applies to all forms of advertising – even if it's a decal on the side of a business truck, or on a contract itself. Contractors ...Read More

Contractor Tips for Advertizing

Posted on 05/29/2017

 Advertising - What Is It?
You already know about advertising in newspapers, magazines and on radio and TV, but for licensed contractors advertising is more than that.
It is also:

  • Your business card;
  • Any contract proposal; 
  • Lettering on your trucks and other vehicles;
  • Any sign or billboard identifying you or your company as a contractor;
  • any electronic transmission including your company's website;
  • Any soliciting brochure, pamphlet, circular or Internet ad you or anyone posts or distributes;
  • Any clothing or ...Read More

CSLB Keeping Eye Out for Solar Field Contracting

Posted on 05/02/2017

Solar power continues to be one of the California construction industry's brightest stories – and one of CSLB's biggest source of complaints from consumers.

Contractors who do solar work must follow contracting law and regulations during all facets of a project, whether it's negotiating price, explaining financing options, performing installations, and obtaining the required construction permits.

To clarify, only contractors holding "A" General Engineering, "B" General Building, or C-46 ...Read More

New Laws affecting Contractors in 2016

Posted on 03/06/2016

Freedom Business School strives to have current & updated course materials and follow CSLB and update our courses as new rules and regulations become official.
The number of persons trying to become HIS, particularly in the fast growing solar industry has jumped in recent years.Recognizing that application delays hurt salespersons and the contractors who hire them, CSLB sponsored legislation for a change in the law to permit a single HIS registration even when representing multiple contractors.

Beginning January 1, 2016, those applying with CSLB to become registered salespersons, as well as existing HIS, need only register once, whether ...Read More

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